New Resolution Posted June 9, 2019

The Issues Committee has voted to recommend passage of the following resolution at the next General Membership Meeting on Monday, June 17: Resolution in Support of the Do No Harm Act

1st Legislative District Democrats – Legislative Alert for April 21, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have one week before the session closes.  The session ends on April 28, 2019.  The only items that can be considered this week in the legislature are initiatives, alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, matters that affect state revenue, messages pertaining to amendments, differences between … Read More

1st Legislative District – Legislative Alert for April 14, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have two weeks before the session closes on April 28. Bills are moving quickly in Olympia: Wednesday, April 17 marks the last day in session that bills which are not directly needed to help implement the budget can be considered in the opposite chamber.  This means all currently viable … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats – Legislative Alert for April 8, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have less than one month before the session closes.  As such we will be hitting cutoff dates weekly between now and April 28. The future critical dates for the passage of bills are listed below: Tuesday – April 9:  Cutoff Date for Opposite House Bills to Pass Out of … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats – Legislative Alert for April 2, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have less than one month before the session closes.  As such we will be hitting cutoff dates weekly between now and April 28. The future critical dates for the passage of bills are listed below: Wednesday – April 3:  Cutoff Date for Opposite House Bills to Pass Out of … Read More

1st Legislative District Legislative Alert for March 25, 2019

We have already passed by a few cut-off dates and session benchmarks, which means that we have a few less bills to track, follow and support and we can focus on priorities on a few key issues. The future critical dates for the passage of bills are listed below: Wednesday – April 3:  Cutoff Date for Opposite House Bills to … Read More

1st Legislative District Legislative Alert for March 11, 2019

Since Monday, March 4 State Legislators have been busy “on the floor” trying to pass all eligible bills out of the original chamber (house or senate) where they were originally introduced. This Wednesday, March 13 will mark an important milestone in the 2019 Legislative session.   Known as “House of Origin Cut-Off”, this coming Wednesday will mark the day that all … Read More

Learn Your Rights and Get Out the Vote!

March 30, 20199:00 AM – 3:00 PM Operating Engineers (IUOE) Hall 18701 120th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98037 Join us in a community conversation with your neighbors and local experts Voting Rights Forum Poster Voting Rights Forum Brochure REGISTRATION: Register on-line by Friday, March 29, 2019 at https://1stlddems.brownpapertickets.com Registration fee: $15.00 per person–Pastries, lunch, and coffee/tea included. Limited scholarships are … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats Legislative Alert for February 18, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2019.  We are rapidly approaching the first cutoff date this coming Friday, February 22 which requires bills to pass out of their original policy committee assignments.  Any bills that have not passed out of their policy committees will be dead if not passed by then.  The future critical dates for the … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats Legislative Alert for February 10, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2019. The critical dates for the passage of bills is listed below: Friday – February 22:  Cutoff Date for Bills to Pass Out of Policy Committees. Friday – March 1:  Cutoff Date for Bills to Pass Out of Fiscal Committees Wednesday – March 13:  Last day to consider (pass) bills in … Read More

Legislative Alert for January 27, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2018 and is scheduled to end on Sunday, April 28, 2019. You can contact your legislators by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1 800-562-6000.  You can also contact them by e-mail using this format:  firstname.lastname@leg.wa.gov.  A complete list of email addresses for all legislators can be found at https://app.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/ If you … Read More

New Resolution Posted

The Issues Committee has voted to recommend passage of the following resolution at the next General Membership Meeting on Monday, January 21: Resolution Supporting a Legislative Requirement that Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates Disclose Eight Years of Tax Returns in Order to Appear on Washington’s Primary Election Ballot

Results of Reorganization Meeting

The elected PCOs and paid members of the First District Democrats met Monday, December 17, to reorganize for the coming two-year election cycle. State Senator Guy Palumbo presided over the meeting as temporary chair until a new chair was elected. First on the agenda was the passage of new bylaws, which passed unanimously and take effect for the 2019-2020 cycle. … Read More

Reorganization Meeting on Monday, December 17

Every two years, we scrap our existing organization and start anew. That time is nigh! We will hold our reorganization meeting in place of our regularly schedule monthly meeting, to be held December 17. It will start at 6:30 p.m. Note the earlier start time. We will pass Bylaws first, enjoy the potluck meal, and then elect new officers. Date: … Read More

November Monthly Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last night, hearing from our elected officials and others. Derek Stanford, LD Representative Shelley Kloba, LD Representative Jackie McGourty, Northshore School District Board Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Council We also had great presentations from Adam Cornell, incoming Snohomish County Prosecutor, and Sara Papanikoloau and Jeanine on the proposed Snohomish County Pipeline Expansion by PSE. Finally, … Read More

Issues Forum Subcommittee Meeting on 11/20

After a hiatus while trying to identify an affordable venue, the annual Forum Sub-Committee of the Issues Committee will be meeting this Tuesday, November 20, 7 PM at Zulu’s.

New Resolution Posted

The Issues Committee has voted to recommend the following resolution for passage at the next General Membership Meeting on Monday, November 19: Resolution in Support of Raising the Minimum Legal Sales Age for Tobacco & Vapor Products from 18 to 21

Issues Forum Subcommittee Meeting on 11/5 Canceled

The Issues Forum Subcommittee meeting originally scheduled for Monday, November 5, has been canceled due to get-out-the-vote activities. The next subcommittee meeting will take place at its regularly scheduled time and place.

Issues Committee Meeting Postponed

Tonight’s scheduled meeting of the Issues Committee has been postponed until after Election Day, per Issues Chair Jackie McGourty. The committee will reconvene next week at a date and time to be determined. Stay tuned for more information.